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November 15, 2011

Vosges Holiday Truffle Collection

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I was lucky enough to be sent a box of Vosges' Holiday Truffles to sample for review here on the Chocolate Blog.  Vosges has long been one of my favorite chocolate shops and these truffles really lived up to my expectations.

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First of all, these truffles are pretty -- from the beautifully tempered chocolate and decorations on the top of each truffle, to the box tied up with a purple bow. The box contains four different truffles:

Eggnog and Jamaican Rum -- This was my absolute favorite, sweet with a spicy warmth.  The white chocolate pairs beautifully with the nutmeg and ginger, and hint of rum in the background.  The filling is smooth and creamy and the Dominican Republic white chocolate melts beautifully.

Peppermint Candy Cane -- A wonderful holiday flavor uniting dark, chocolate with peppermint.  Slightly floral with a deep chocolate flavor.

Marrone Pistacchio -- Italian chestnuts & Sicilian pistachios with deep milk chocolate.  Rich, smooth and nutty.  The flavors of fresh cream and chocolate shine through.

Holiday Plum Pudding -- A fruity confection which combines plum, Armagnac, marzipan and dark chocolate.  The dark chocolate here enhances the fruit and tempers it's sweetness.  A hint of booze elevates this truffle without being overwhelming.

I loved all four of these truffles and think they would make a great gift for any chocolate lover on your list.  And if truffles aren't your thing, I highly recommend their holiday chocolate bars, which I reviewed last year.

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